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I'm headed to the "high" country
« on: June 17, 2016, 09:38:43 PM »
I'll let you know how it plays out.

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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 10:06:17 PM »
Yee haw.

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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2016, 10:33:01 PM »
Colorado or Utah?    :smoking:
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2016, 03:32:00 AM »
Dude.
Is he gone yet?

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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2016, 05:47:18 AM »
Gunnison, Colorado for 7 days. I'll post pics of food & stuff.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2016, 07:39:20 AM »
Have a great ride! 
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2016, 10:08:55 PM »
Made it. Fracking mosquitos.
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2016, 10:41:22 PM »
Watch out for the giant bats.

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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2016, 09:14:59 AM »
92 & 65 today.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2016, 09:29:35 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2016, 04:48:51 PM »
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2016, 05:55:14 PM »
Getting a Rocky Mountain High? 
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2016, 06:32:04 PM »
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We were dancing today.

JonS, it was a pleasure meeting and riding with you.

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I think I need to point out now. Before I started riding motorcycles I fell in love with photography. So you're going to see a lot of photos that have nothing to do with motorcycles.


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I rode 3 days and trucked the high country 3 days. There will be a lot of scenery pics with no motorcycle content. Enjoy.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2016, 07:44:52 PM »
A little leg up here. Can someone find the thread size and length for the Frankenstein bolts on a '99 VFR?
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2016, 11:53:16 AM »
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We were dancing today.

JonS, it was a pleasure meeting and riding with you.

Yeah, that was fun!
Though I was pretty over cooked when I got home. Maybe leathers wasn't the ideal thing to be wearing yesterday. :bigsmile:
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2016, 06:03:13 PM »
I was fried by the time I got to Gunnison. But nothing a couple of beers couldn't solve.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2016, 09:12:00 PM »
I have a beer and a frisbee. And I haven't paid a dime.

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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2016, 10:22:40 PM »
A beer and a frisbee?  And, you didn't pay?  There's more to this story.  :popcorn:
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2016, 02:24:21 PM »
I'm watching the clouds build in Lake City. Free Wifi with shade and picnic tables.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2016, 04:11:08 PM »
Doing laundry now.
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« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2016, 04:30:52 PM »
Best ride report! 

(I just finished laundry in the sink)
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« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2016, 10:07:25 PM »
I hope you get a camera for Christmas.

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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2016, 10:30:30 AM »
But that would detract from his stunning use of curt prose.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2016, 04:32:56 PM »
It was wet going over McClure Pass until Carbondale. Fix'n to get wet going over Monarch Pass.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2016, 07:18:58 PM »
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I've taken out three birds over the last two days.  Once on the helmet, once on the front fork, and once on a side case.  What in the hell are they doing in the middle of the road, anyhow?
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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2016, 09:53:54 PM »
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I've taken out three birds over the last two days.  Once on the helmet, once on the front fork, and once on a side case.  What in the hell are they doing in the middle of the road, anyhow?


Apparently getting back at you for all the rain they have endured.
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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2016, 08:20:49 PM »
I'll let you know how it plays out.

I'll be posting pics for the next week or two. I have my iPhone pics more or less organized on a daily basis. I still have not approached the real camera pics. They'll be coming soon (I hope).
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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2016, 10:16:35 AM »
I'll let you know how it plays out.

I'll be posting pics for the next week or two. I have my iPhone pics more or less organized on a daily basis. I still have not approached the real camera pics. They'll be coming soon (I hope).

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« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2016, 11:00:06 AM »
I'll let you know how it plays out.

I'll be posting pics for the next week or two. I have my iPhone pics more or less organized on a daily basis. I still have not approached the real camera pics. They'll be coming soon (I hope).

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« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2016, 07:26:12 PM »
A beer and a frisbee?  And, you didn't pay?  There's more to this story.  :popcorn:

Maggie broke the frisbee the second time we played with it last night.  :'(
She's been carrying it around with her since.  :lol:
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2016, 11:42:54 AM »
Saturday, June 18th

The drive up was uneventful. I stopped a few times when I saw something interesting.

On the way up to Westcliffe.
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Headed into Salida.
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Abandoned miniature golf course in Gunnison.
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As you can see by the pics, there was not a cloud in the sky Saturday.

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« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2016, 01:37:02 PM »
Sunday, June 19th

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JonS and I agreed to meet at the dam at 0900. Of course we were both early. Jon by 10-15 minutes. He was closer and has the more awesomer bike. We chatted a bit before heading out. Then we stopped in Cedaredge for a smoke/water/bathroom break and chatted a bit more before heading over the top of Grand Mesa. Once we got to Palisade for gas it was beginning to heat up. Jon took off for Montrose via Grand Junction and I reversed what we'd just ridden.

I did not bring my camera for this day. I only had my iPhone and the only pic I took while we/I were out was of the beautiful Tuono Jon has. 92 & 65 is probably the best combination of highways Colorado has to offer IMHO. I was pretty beat by the time I got back to Gunnison.

I had eaten at Mikey's Pizza a few times the last couple of years. However, I ate there the previous night and tonight and was not impressed. Time to find a new watering hole I guess.
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2016, 03:00:37 PM »
I was in Montrose right about that time.

Of course, it was mostly spent in the Sheriff's detention center, but still, good times, eh?
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« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2016, 03:40:17 PM »
Monday, June 20th

This was my first "truck" day.

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The first stop is Taylor Reservoir.

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I have not seen it this full in my lifetime.

Now we're headed to Tincup and Mirror Lake. Take a left at the stop sign! Ironically, the only leo I saw the whole week was a parked Gunnison County Sheriff vehicle with no one in it in Tincup. Mirror Lake is a very pretty lake.

This photo is not mine. When I was there, the water level was well over the road on the left side and the number of people was incredible. On the way back down I met a fellow Texan going up. He said in passing, "we need more of these roads in Texas!". Which I promptly replied, "NO SHIT!".
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So off we go to Pothole 1. The drive up is very pretty. Kinda dusty though.
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Fly fishing is rampant! You gotta watch those fishermen.
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I'll continue this later.  ;D
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Re: I'm headed to the "high" country
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2016, 03:44:34 PM »
I was in Montrose right about that time.

Of course, it was mostly spent in the Sheriff's detention center, but still, good times, eh?

JonS says, "stay the fuck away from Montrose County!"  :gerg:
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« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2016, 04:34:36 PM »
 :clap: More, please!
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« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2016, 04:55:58 PM »
I was in Montrose right about that time.

Of course, it was mostly spent in the Sheriff's detention center, but still, good times, eh?

JonS says, "stay the fuck away from Montrose County!"  :gerg:

Oh the sheriff was a nice enough fella and they let me go, so I'm not complaining.
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« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2016, 05:07:44 PM »
I'll continue this later.  ;D

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« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2017, 11:41:19 AM »
Sorry, I just saw this, when will this continue?
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« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2017, 11:42:29 AM »
I can't find a free image hosting site that I can figure out how to use.
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« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2017, 12:32:21 PM »
Upload'm here is an option...

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« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2017, 06:31:58 PM »
Upload'm here is an option...

(somewhat a pain for the audience though - having to click each pic)
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« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2017, 06:36:57 PM »
Upload'm here is an option...

(somewhat a pain for the audience though - having to click each pic)

Hmm. I'm not really sure I want Marc to have to keep a lot of storage so people can post pics though. And I agree. Kinda a pia.
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